Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 12, 2016

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MnDOT hosts planning meetings on Hwy 11 study in Roseau County

Long term plan for the Highway 11 corridor between Greenbush and Roosevelt

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend an open house on April 28 to learn more about long-term planning efforts to address safety and traffic issues on Highway 11 in Roseau County.

Two meetings will be held in Roseau County and each will include the same information:

  • Roseau: April 28 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Roseau City Center, 121 Center Street E.
  • Warroad: April 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Warroad Public Safety Building, 802 Cherne Drive NW.

Design concepts and background information from the study will be available for review at the open houses. Project team members will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. Attendees will be asked to provide their feedback on the concepts and share priorities for improvements to Highway 11.

Following the open houses, MnDOT will identify preferred design concepts for each area of the highway and prioritize improvements based upon funding, coordination with maintenance activities, community input and concept feasibility. The final study will include a recommended implementation schedule and funding sources.

For more information about the project, please visit: www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy11assessment

MnDOT District 2 is leading the corridor study on this 60-mile section of Highway 11 between Greenbush and Roosevelt to develop a long-term plan for the roadway to be implemented over the next 20 years.

During earlier stages of the study, MnDOT evaluated existing and future conditions on Highway 11 to identify safety and congestion concerns that will need to be addressed over the next 20 years. Key issues studied included:

  • Amount of access on the corridor
  • Congested locations
  • Areas with crash concerns
  • Traffic speeds.

Based on a review of existing and future conditions, the study identified 13 problem areas on Highway 11. MnDOT has developed draft concepts to address these problem areas. Possible improvements include passing lanes, turn lanes, intersection realignments, access management/frontage roads, and potential realignment of Highway 11 at select locations. 

Concepts have not been finalized and will require more in-depth investigation and input from the public should funding become available. Design concepts are in draft form and no funding has been identified for these improvements. The concepts developed for review are in addition to ongoing preservation needs on Highway 11.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TYY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

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